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Mother of teen shot by police Saturday speaks out

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by Julian Johnson, News 4 and Adam McDonald, KMOV.com staff

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The mother of a St. Louis teen who was shot by police is speaking out.

“I’m just scared,” said Antionette Liggins, the mother of the 16-year-old boy who was shot by police. “It may be worse, but I’m just going to keep praying that things get better.”

She also lost a daughter in 2008 after she was killed from gun violence. “I lost my 14-year-old in 2008. She was killed. A little boy was playing with a gun and shot and killed her,” Liggins said. “That’s all I can think about. I don’t want anything to happen to another one of my children.”

Chief Sam Dotson said an officer fired at the teen because he rushed at police with a gun in his hand in the 2500 block of Hodiamont Saturday night. Police at the scene told the teen drop the gun, but the teen didn’t and was shot in the shoulder and abdomen. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and is in serious, but stable condition.

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“I was given a call that my son had been shot three times by the police department,” Liggins said. “I really don’t know what happened. They are giving me the runaround now.”

Police did find a stolen gun on the teen suspect which is why officers were chasing him in the first place. 

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